You may have noticed blogging being a bit light of late – due in part, I suspect, to SAD (again) and due in other parts to the ambulance service not getting any better.
I write about things here in the hopes that someone will read it, about the crap targets, the time-wasting calls, the poor state of our ambulances and all the other things that stop me from doing the job that I'd like to do.
So my blogging has me feeling a bit burnt out.
I need something to excite me, to interest me, to keep me posting here.
I don't think it's a secret that if I want to write another book I'd have to do more than collect and polish posts from here – I think that two books have well and truly saturated that market. So I thought I'd give fiction writing a go.
NaNoWriMo is a month long event where people are encouraged to write 50,000 words over the duration of November – and to do it at the same time as others.
Which sounds like a good idea to get me typing again, to get me writing about things that aren't necessarily ambulance related and to spark some sort of enthusiasm in me.
So I'd like to give this crazy exercise a chance – but I thought I'd check with you folks first. I don't want to drive you all off for a month, never to return…
I'm running a quick straw poll in the comments of this post as to what I do over November.
A) Keep writing about ambulance stuff the same as normal, but probably with a bit less frequency.
B) Undertake NaNoWriMo with a story that is about infectious dementia and the possible end of the world as a metaphor for our ageing population.
C) Undertake NaNoWriMo with a story about magic and magical creatures in the modern world. (Basically this extended into a proper novel)
D) Take a month off blogging. Maybe never to return.
Neither of the NaNoWriMo options preclude me writing about ambulance stuff if I get fired up enough about something.
YOU the public DECIDE!